October 12, 2009 - Issue 429

Watching One’s Words  The dismissal of two Florida high school assistant football coaches due to using swear words has the rest of the state’s coaches watching what they say. Read the full story...

Oliver, NCAA Settle  Former Oklahoma State University baseball player Andrew Oliver has settled his case against the NCAA for $750,000. This means the NCAA's current rules governing the use of advisors in contract negotiations remain in place. Read the full story...

AD Charged In Court  This former California high school athletic director and boys’ basketball coach is currently on trial, facing felony charges of unwanted sexual advances on a minor. Read the full story...

Back On The Team  The University of Oregon’s decision to allow LeGarrette Blount back on the football team if he meets certain academic and behavioral guidelines is getting mixed reviews. Blount punched a Boise State player in the jaw following an Oregon loss the first week in September. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Pain Management  No matter what we do to avoid it, pain is often an unfortunate byproduct of athletic performance training and competition. Luckily, there are plenty of products available designed to ease an athlete's suffering and get them back on track. See products...
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More Recruiting Calls?  A Pacific-10 Conference proposal that will be voted on at the 2010 NCAA Convention in January would ease rules regarding coaches’ phone calls to recruits. Read the full story...

Insurance Disparities  In South Carolina, some school districts require athletes to have medical insurance and some don’t. Here’s a look at the policies at five different districts—from who’s covered to who’s paying. Read the full story...

Scoring With Soccer Attendance  You may not think of women’s soccer as a huge draw for spectators, but a few college teams have seen their attendance numbers skyrocket and are drawing thousands to their home venues this fall. Read the full story...

Turnkey Design Construction
Carolina Green Corp. specializes in turnkey design, construction and renovation of native soil, modified soil, sand-based, and artificial turf sports fields.
Making Fields Look Great
Kromer's rugged line of equipment will make your athletic field look and play great.
Worldwide Markets
Magister Corporation provides a wide range of products for the orthopedic, rehabilitation and fitness markets worldwide.
Maintain Surface Appeal Everywhere
Installation and maintenance of superior indoor and outdoor sport surfaces.


USC Accident Reviewed  Strength coaches talk about safety in the weightroom in light of the crushed neck and larynx sustained by University of Southern California running back Stafon Johnson last week when a weight fell on him. Read the full story...

Wrestler Sues Over Injuries  A wrestler at this Missouri high school is suing the district after he was injured in an MMA-style fight in the school’s wrestling room. Practice had been canceled for that afternoon. Read the full story...

Energy Efficiency
Munters provides facilities with energy-efficient air treatment and climate control solutions.
Heat for the Hamstring
The new Hammy Series models are like traditional Stromgren 75-percent nylon/25-percent Lycra compression shorts, but with a neoprene liner in the back of each leg.
Synthetic Surfaces Inc.
Synthetic Surfaces Inc. is an adhesive company that specializes in one-part curing urethanes for installing synthetic turf, wood floors, and sport and recreational surfaces.
Unleash Your Field
Helping unleash the possibilities of synthetic turf systems.
Computer-Aided Specialties
VP Buildings specializes in the computer-aided design of pre-engineered steel systems construction.


Personnel Department  The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced its new Executive Director … Florida A&M Athletic Director resigns … Nevada’s Cary Groth gets contract extension … Musings on the next NCAA President. Read the full story...

Former AD Files Suit  Former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Athletic Director Brian Teter is suing the college’s president, alleging he was wrongfully fired after an NCAA rules violation investigation last summer. Read the full story...

Shifting Gears  In today’s performance training landscape, speed enhancement is a common goal. However, to get the most out of their speed, athletes must also learn how to put on the brakes. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Tradition Meets Innovation  By Shari Splane, ACE-PT Like a traditional kettlebell, the kôr™ Kettleball is an excellent total-body strengthening tool. More user friendly than cast iron bells, kôr™ Kettleballs are constructed of pliable, non-scuffing materials for use in individual, group, or personal training, providing the same great results with less intimidation. Click here for exercises...

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